Kolkata. Municipal elections in Kolkata, West Bengal (Kolkata civic polls) Voting for the elections began on Sunday morning under tight security. Voting began in the morning at 1,776 polling stations in 144 wards. No violence or disturbances were reported till the time of writing this news. Let us tell you that in this election, the main fight is between Trinamool Congress and BJP. The counting of votes for this election will be done on Tuesday, December 21.
On the other hand, Kolkata Police has increased surveillance in the city and surrounding areas, including strict checks on hotels and entryways, in view of the municipal elections. A senior police officer said that police officers are visiting hotels and guest houses in the city to keep an eye on how many guests have come and how many visitors are going to come in the next two days.
KMC Election: 23,000 personnel deployed for elections
“We want to ensure that the elections are completely peaceful, so we have increased vigil in Kolkata, Salt, Howrah and North and South 24 Parganas districts,” he said. Esplanade, New Market, Central Avenue, Gariahat, Bollyganj, Tollygunge, Garia and Salt Lake are being taken care of. He said that police forces are taking out marches at various places in the city. Kolkata Police has deployed 23,000 personnel for the elections.
“There will be 200 police outposts at important places in the city. In addition to the normal patrol teams, Rapid Action Teams and Heavy Radio Flying Squads have also been deployed. The Calcutta High Court had rejected the BJP’s appeal against the single bench. The single bench had directed that the state police, not the central force, would provide security in the elections.
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